Deep technique exploration to prep your body for baladi, from the ground up, and from the top and middle down! Go beyond an isolationist, “body-part-based” approach to upper and lower torso movements, and towards clearer directionality and containment within your skeletal and muscular support system. We’ll also connect the physical with a “class-based” view of Egyptian dance technique, exploring cultural meanings of different ways of moving, especially prior to the recent globalization of Egyptian dance. Technique differences between prominent Egyptian dance legends of the 20th century will be covered as well, in the baladi context. With delicious baladi warm-up and practice flows.
Skill level: All levels.